April Review of Work

Monthly GDR Review

Fiction
* Complete BACCARA BURNING – done
* Start revision of GATECRASH – IP
* Send GATECRASH to beta readers – not done
* Re-write DAFFODILS for Bloody Scotland competition – IP

Poetry
* Complete production of POEMS FROM A COFFEE SHOP WINDOW – done
* Kids poetry workshop at out of school club in Loanhead – done

Editing
* Prepare RR June (issue 19-June ‘12) – IP
* Keep up with submissions – done

Freelance
* Development work on GGP Boudoir website – IP
* Development work on website for Building Services client – IP
* Development work on Driving School website – IP

Marketing / Networking
* SLICK: Send out copies to reviewers – done
* SLICK: Internet trailer – done
* GREENER: Internet trailer – done
* GREENER: Press Kit – done
* Update Chas Stramash website with Live! section and Kids Workshop page
* Lit Salon on 24th – not done

Reading / Learning
* ENGLISH SLACKER by Chris Morton – read
* SHOT OF TEQUILA by JA Konrath – read
* IF I WERE YOUR MONSTER by Scott Nicholson – read
* IDA MARIA by Scott Nicholson – read
* THE BEST BRITISH SHORT STORIES 2011 – read
* THE WHITE ROAD by Tania Hershman – read
* LONDON CALLING by James Craig – read
* THE NEWBIES GUIDE TO PUBLISHING by JA Konrath – IP
* WRITE GOOD OR DIE by Scott Nicholson – read
* INVISIBLE by Paul Auster – read
* NIGHTCRAWLER by Diane Parkin – read
* TWEE TALES by Diane Parkin – read
* THE BASEMENT by Stephen Leather – read
* THE COMPLAINTS by Ian Rankin – IP
* TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD by Harper Lee – IP

Things That Turned Up
* Haiku accepted for publication by EDP
* Poem provisionally accepted by EDP upon re-write. I agreed and re-subbed.
* Publisher lost original submission of BACCARA BURNING. Re-subbed.
* Asked to do summer poetry workshops for kids at Loanhead Community Centre
* Asked to be the publisher for one of England’s top poets. Discussion going ahead.

Submissions Activity Summary
Several poems submitted; BACCARA submitted; LIVING LEITH submission followed up on but rejected. Publication to go through under Smashing Press.

Successes
I’m managing to pick up the pace once again, with GREENER IS THE GRASS coming out on 4th May, and work on GATECRASH going well. POEMS FROM A COFFEE SHOP WINDOW and LIVING LEITH also now complete and pending. No need to publish too close together though.

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About Colin Galbraith

Author, poet, music lover, rabbit tamer, fake faller.
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